Suspect in Weleetka deaths to undergo more tests

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

OKEMAH, Okla. (AP) - More psychological testing has been ordered for an Oklahoma man accused of killing two girls in Weleetka and his fiancee.

Kevin Sweat is charged with two counts of first-degree murder for the 2008 deaths of 11-year-old Skyla Whitaker and 13-year-old Taylor Paschal-Placker. He faces a third charge of first-degree murder for the 2011 death of his fiancee, Ashley Taylor.

At a hearing Tuesday, a psychologist for the defense testified that Sweat couldn't give a "knowing and intelligent" waiver of his Miranda rights when he was interviewed by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.

The hearing is to determine whether the videotaped interview can be shown during Sweat's trial later this year. The Tulsa World reports the hearing will continue March 26 after a psychologist for the state examines Sweat.

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